Westerdeichstrich

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Westerdeichstrich
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Coat of arms of Westerdeichstrich
Coat of arms
Location of Westerdeichstrich within Dithmarschen district
Westerdeichstrich in HEI.PNG
Westerdeichstrich is located in Germany
Westerdeichstrich
Westerdeichstrich
Westerdeichstrich is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Westerdeichstrich
Westerdeichstrich
Coordinates: 54°10′N 8°52′E / 54.167°N 8.867°E / 54.167; 8.867Coordinates: 54°10′N 8°52′E / 54.167°N 8.867°E / 54.167; 8.867
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictDithmarschen
Municipal assoc.Büsum-Wesselburen
Government
 • MayorHans-Hermann Warnsholdt
Area
 • Total7.48 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total867
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25761
Dialling codes04834
Vehicle registrationHEI
Websitewww.amt-buesum.de

Westerdeichstrich is a municipality belonging to the Amt ("collective municipality") Büsum-Wesselburen in the district Dithmarschen in Schleswig-Holstein on the West Coast of Germany. It consists of the parts Westerdeichstrich, Groven, Augustenhof and Stinteck.

Westerdeichstrich is located at the North Sea coast north of Büsum and west of the old dam which connected Büsum with the mainland in 1585. The first documented mention of Westerdeichstrich was in 1824. Its economy is based on a mix between farming and tourism. The most notable building in Westerdeichstrich is its windmill "Margaretha" from 1845, now serving as a restaurant. The mill is also featured in the coat of arms, alongside a spade in reference to dike building and a mermaid in reference to the importance of tourism for the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).